Here’s Where to Go to See the Sunset in Anacortes

I’ve lived on Fidalgo Island for over 10 years, which means I know all the places to see the sunset. If you want the insider scoop for your next adventure to Anacortes, check out my article “The Best Places to Watch the Sunset In Anacortes” at Experience Anacortes.  

Tacos and Breakfast in Port Townsend’s Boat Haven

On a recent trip to Port Townsend, Wa. I found a breakfast worth the wait at the Blue Moose Cafe and a quick and casual lunch at Key City Fish Co. Tacos-To-Go. Read more at “Don’t Miss These Two Eateries Near Port Townsend’s Boat Haven,” at WaggonerGuide.com.

See a Movie in Style

For almost 25-years, the Rose Theatre has been making a night at the movies an exceptional experience. How does the former vaudeville theater make such an impression? Let me answer that, by asking you a few questions. What was the last movie you went to that was personally introduced? Were you able to order a…

Ellensburg is More Than a Rodeo Town

Ellensburg, Washington is one of my favorite small towns. It has a fascinating history, great foodie stops, a world famous artist and interesting hikes and sites. If you are thinking of heading that way I suggest reading my article, “Saddle Up to Ellensburg,” is in Northwest Travel & Life Magazine’s October 2016 edition.

Let’s Go Day Tripping

Looking for fall day tripping ideas from Bainbridge Island or the surrounding area? My list takes you to a family-friendly cidery, hiking in a historic fort, ghost spotting in Washington’s most haunted town, salmon viewing, Segway touring, oyster eating and to a Native American museum in the home of Cheif Seattle. Read more at “Off…

For the Love of Wood

If you are on Whidbey Island or in Langley for Labor Day weekend the free annual woodworking show “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” is happening all weekend, including Monday. Sixteen woodworkers will have their art on display and able to chat with visitors at Zech Hall at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Read more at…

Oak Harbor Music Festival on Labor Day Weekend

Looking for something to do on Labor Day weekend? On Whidbey Island, the Oak Harbor Music Festival has 37 bands of all genres playing on two stages in historic downtown Oak Harbor. There are out-of-state bands and in-state band, and attending fits everyone’s budget because it’s free. Read more at, “Inspiration through Music at the Oak Harbor…

Getaway to Fort Casey on Whidbey Island

Fort Casey Historical State Park is one of those places that I never tire of visiting. It has expansive views of Admiralty Inlet, batteries to explore and a lighthouse tower you can walk up. To really get a feel for its history I suggest spending the night at Fort Casey Inn and taking a free guided…

Make the Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima Your Wine Base Camp

Are you heading to Yakima Wine Country and looking for a stylish and affordable hotel that allows you to zoom quickly off to wine country and is within walking distance of downtown Yakima? The Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima Convention Center has contemporary rooms, a saline pool,  and is in a perfect location for a Yakima…

5 Hands-On Experience in Anacortes

Vacations are all about discovering the spirit of a location. Sometimes that means a trip to the museum, staying at a historic bed and breakfast, or dining where the locals eat. But, sometimes the best memories are the ones we create with hands-on experiences. Deception Distilling, Anacortes Brewery, Anacortes Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Bar, Johnny…

Discover Bainbridge Island’s History

Do you like learning about history? Are you interested in WWI? The Japanese internment camps? Or maybe you want to discover what life on Bainbridge Island was like when it was a lumber town and travel was by ferry. Then, there are two must-see stops to put on your travel list-the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum…

Cheeseheads and Winos-This is the Place for You

I love cheese. I also love wine. If you do to and you plan to visit Friday Harbor, Wa. then a stop at San Juan Island Cheese is in order. Their shop sells a variety of cheeses and their cafe creates delectable cheese-inspired dishes and pours excellent wines. Read more at “Cheese, Wine and Spritz…